Support » Plugin: The SEO Framework » Add dynamic separator (%%sep%% %%page%%) to title and descriptions

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  • Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer

    (@cybr)

    Hello again 🙂

    The SEO Framework takes care of this automatically, so you don’t have to! Just browse through a few paginated pages, and you should see the effect engaging.

    Moreover, you have an option to apply noindex on second and-later archive pages.

    Now, I don’t recommend applying noindex to all archive pages, because it may signal a “don’t follow these links, either”-hint over time. It will leave you solely relying on the sitemap–which doesn’t help with ranking.

    Thread Starter Jedi82

    (@jedi82)

    Sorry Sybre maybe I didn’t understand:

    On the tab “robots meta settings”

    you mean to leave UNCHECKED the option “apply no index to every second or later archive page”

    And please what about the options no index, on your plugin in the post type settings the check Apply noindex to media but be checked or not?

    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer

    (@cybr)

    What’s best for your site I can’t tell–because you never shared a link. However, I felt the need to comment on the deindexing of all archive pages, I wasn’t sure if this is truly your intent.

    To reiterate, if you deindex all your archive pages, you’d have to link to your pages via your menus and content consistently. Content that isn’t linked to will be devalued. Indexed archive pages help with adding value to your content because they add links to all your posts.

    So, this is why I recommend indexing at least one archive type.

    Now, WordPress outputs many different archive pages, some of which are redundant and of low-quality; so, I don’t recommend indexing less-favorable archives, like date and search archives. Search archives especially so, because they’re user-generated.

    The “Apply noindex to every second or later archive page?” option prevents paginated archive pages from being indexed, which will also resolve duplicated-content issues; about which you inquired.

    Unfortunately, deindexing paginated pages will cause older content to be devalued. Because of this issue, I recommend utilizing different categories more. It is also why tags and category pages are indexed by default, as they tend to have at least some different on their root pages.

    That said, I highly advise removing all attachment-pages from the index; they’re of the thinnest and lowest-quality content on almost all WordPress sites.
    So, yes, do check the box: “Apply noindex to Media?”

    All the information above is strenuous on users new to SEO; which is why, if you’re unsure, use the default options. Checkboxes with green edges are checked by default, and those with red edges are not advised to be checked.

    I hope this clears things up! I understand that what I wrote is difficult to read, but it was difficult to convey for me, too. Luckily, the SEO Bar in TSF v3.3 (next update!) will actively guide you on most of what I mentioned above. Stay tuned 🙂

    Thread Starter Jedi82

    (@jedi82)

    Wow, what an explanation 🙂 You rule man, for sure! Thanks but so so hard to find the right way to do it. I’m afraid that changing and switch from another plugin will cause me reindex or worst bad ranking on the Serp 🙁

    Just ask if you want and can of course but here is my site url that you can maybe check with the site: command –> https://tinyurl.com/yylmz7mm

    just tell me if with these settings all will be fine:

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    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer

    (@cybr)

    No problem!

    At worst, you might see a temporary drop. At best, you might see a temporary rise. Either way, Google has to reparse your site and it should even out eventually–I couldn’t find any critical issues with your website that would result in anything otherwise.

    I have yet to hear failure-stories from making a switch to The SEO Framework, so I think you’ll be fine, too!

    And, to close off, as you have a dedicated, prominently-linked (via menu), and indexed blog page, I see no issue in deindexing all other archives. So, your settings look good to me! 🙂

    Thread Starter Jedi82

    (@jedi82)

    thanks man!!!!!!!!!!

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